I tend to season Chicken with Soy Sauce. The other day, I wanted to try a totally new flavour. Since my husband travelled to Barbados, a Caribbean island, I have been interested in Caribbean cuisine. Then I discovered a Chicken dish called ‘Jamaican Jerk Chicken’. I read about it and created my own recipe that I can cook with easily available ingredients. I don’t have BBQ, so I baked them in the oven. The smell of the Baked Chicken was something I had never smelled before. It’s a mix of Chicken, Lime, Vinegar, Garlic and Spices. Are you interested? Why don’t you try it?


4 Servings


1.5kg Chicken cut into pieces *I used Drumsticks today
*Note: If you use boneless fillets, this recipe would serve 6

3 to 4 Spring Onions *OR 1 Onion, chopped
3 to 4 cloves Garlic *chopped
1 thumb-size piece Ginger *chopped
1 to 2 Hot Chillies *I used Jalapeño, you may wish to use hotter Chilli, chopped
1/4 cup Oil
1/4 cup Vinegar *I used Apple Cider Vinegar
Juice of 1 Lime
3 tablespoons Brown Sugar *alter the amount to suit your tatse
2 teaspoons Salt
1 tablespoonful fresh Thyme Leaves *OR 1 teaspoon if dried
1 teaspoon Ground All Spice
1 teaspoon Ground Pepper
1/2 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon *Five Spice can be used
*Note: You can alter the amount of Spices

  1. Blend all the Marinade ingredients until smooth. I used stick blender.
  2. Marinate Chicken pieces in the Marinade, keep in the fridge overnight OR 5-6 hours at least. Leave them at room temperature for 20-30 minutes before you bake them.
  3. Preheat oven to 180℃. Line a baking tray with baking paper. *Note: If you use boneless fillets, oven can be hotter.
  4. Drain Chicken pieces well, place on the prepared tray, brush some Marinade on top, and bake for 50 minutes OR until nicely browned. *Note: Baking time is shorter if oven is hotter.
  5. Place remaining Marinade into a small saucepan, bring to the boil, and cook until it thickens. This will be the sauce.
  6. Serve the Baked Chicken with the Sauce. I added some Lime wedges. I recommend to enjoy this Baked Chicken with Rice and refreshing Salad.